Early results show 17% drop from 2020 numbers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a pretty quiet morning in the turkey woods and, after hours of hearing nothing I decided to take a break and just enjoy the spring woods. Sitting on a hillside with my back to a large red oak I reached into my pack to see if one of the half dozen or so calls I normally carry might…
Turkey hunting doesn’t go your way every time, and when it does, it’s sweet. Pay attention, however, to those times when it doesn’t.
Turkey season is now more than a week old and it’s likely many if not most hunters will encounter toms with hens especially in the early part of the season. The term “hen’d up” will often be heard among hunters who encounter and describe this scenario. If a tom is with a group of hens it’s highly unlikely he’ll leave…
The week ended without a shot fired, the big birds content with the company they were already sharing.
Time in the field is the number one learning tool for everyone.
With the arrival of spring turkey season so many of us have gobbler fever, and I’m certainly afflicted. But if your turkey hunting areas are the same as your deer hunting spots, you can surely acquire some data while turkey hunting this spring that will help you come fall. One early-May morning a few years ago I was running and…
Perhaps those big insects will help boost poult recruitment in problem areas this spring.
You never know when you will need to offer a gobbler a different sound.
Spring turkey season opener is April 21; bonus harvest authorizations are still available for several periods and zones.
And by “masters,” the author means listen to, then mimic, the calling of actual hens and toms.
Turkey hunting can be as simple or complex as you make it. Here are some things to get you started in the right direction for your spring hunt.
Hint: Hang your cameras where you suspect high gobbler traffic, like field corners and logging roads
Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents.
Game Commission may ban the use of rifles during the fall turkey season in Pa.
License sales were also up significantly over the previous year, likely due in large part to COVID-19.
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR reminds black bear and wild turkey hunters the 2021 season application deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings at GoWild.wi.gov or through an authorized license agent. Consider inviting others who may not usually participate in these seasons to apply and find an adventure in Wisconsin. Black bear hunting Harvest…
(Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department/John Hall)MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says one thing to be thankful for this year is the restoration of the wild turkey population in the state. Wild turkeys disappeared from Vermont in the mid-to-late 1800s because of habitat destruction from land clearing for farming, the department said. At that time, only a…
They can be a lot of fun to hunt, and they’re out there for the taking.
Either sex bird legal game during autumn hunt.
It’s hard to get folks to ditch other October pastimes to try this technique, but one busted flock done right is all it takes to understand the fun of fall turkey hunting.
A total of 22 wildlife artists submitted 37 pieces of artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Weather conditions were optimal for almost every period of the 2020 turkey season.
The thundering gobble echoed through the trees at 5:22 a.m. We had already been sitting in the woods for an hour and it was surprisingly comfortable. It was the middle of May and temperatures were in the 50’s with no pesky insects to speak of. I honestly did not know what to expect and had my trusty ThermaCell wafting up…
What has been and up-and-down turkey season continues to be just that. Following the snow and cold of the second weekend in May, as well as that of the season, things warmed up and turkey season entered yet another phase. Suddenly, it seemed like hens wanted to talk. Now I hadn’t seen a hen since opening day, but when mid-May…
To say the first two weeks of turkey season were unusual would be preaching to the choir. Anyone who went out or who still goes out every morning can attest to the crazy weather that drove most of us to break out our deer hunting cloths rather than our turkey hunting togs. It wasn’t supposed to snow, but it did,…